Garden Centre Association announces new chairmen and conference date/venue

The Garden Centre Association conference 2011 will be held from 24-26 January 2011 at Heythrop Park, Enstone, Chipping Norton, OX7 5UE.

Regional awards presentation:

  • North West Area - 15 July at Grosvenor Garden Centre
  • South Thames - 22 July at Savill Gardens, Virginia Water starting at 12.30pm with a directors lunch, followed by tour of the gardens and The Savill Building. Awards presentation starts at 3.00pm
  • Wales & West Area - awards presentation meeting - 19 July at Monkton Elm Garden Centre
  • North Thames Area - awards presentation meeting - 20 July at Frosts Woburn Sands
  • Midland Area - awards presentation meeting - 21 July at Webbs of Wychbold

The venues for North West and South Thames areas are yet to be confirmed.


New Area Chairmen elected:

  • Mike Ryan from Frosts at Woburn Sands, who has taken over from David Little as the area chairman for the North Thames Group.
  • Iain Wylie from Grosvenor Garden Centre has taken over from Will Armitage as the area chairman for the North West / East Group.

Current Area chairmen:


Andrew Burton

Barnett Hill Garden & Leisure

North Thames

Mike Ryan

Frosts at Woburn Sands

North West and North East

Iain Wylie

Grosvenor Garden Centre


Colin Barrie

Caulders Garden Centre

South Thames

Piers Mummery

Shoots Garden Centre

Wales and West

Mike Burks

The Gardens Group


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